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Online Travel Marketplace Caters to Travelers with Disabilities

by Holly Riddle

Oct 19, 2019

Online Booking. Photo: Viorel Dudau | Dreamstime.com

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Wheel the World, backed by booking.com, is a new accessible travel startup and one-stop shop for travelers with disabilities, regardless of age. The site curates accommodations, transportation and tour activities suitable for those living with disabilities.

Wheel the World puts together multiday trips and single-day adventures in more than 30 destinations, with recommendations backed by extensive research and relationships with local tour operators. Destinations range from popular domestic locales to adventure-heavy spots, like Patagonia. Wheel the World plans to offer 150 destinations and tour packages by the end of next year.

“We truly believe adventure is for all and that’s why we are committed to creating inclusive tourism and eliminate the barriers that keep people from traveling,” said Álvaro Silberstein, CEO and co-founder, Wheel the World. “While people might not think they have the opportunity to travel like this, we believe we can help everyone enjoy our amazing world without limits. We started promoting trips to isolated places like our original trip to Patagonia. However, we realized that people with disabilities still struggle to find even more traditional travel experiences that are designed to be accessible. So we expanded to all types of travel including cultural, leisure, vacation and city explorations.”

“Having, as customers, a child with cerebral palsy and their family, or a senior with difficulty walking and making it possible for them to experience the natural wonders of the world — that is what drives us,” added Camilo Navarro, co-founder, Wheel the World. “The experience of overcoming challenges, sharing adventures and getting to understand one another on a deeper level while taking in the breathtaking beauty around us is priceless. We are passionate about what we do and committed to offering the best travel experiences on the planet, whatever obstacles a person may have, wherever they want to go.”

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